"We get so preoccupied with ourselves, the words we speak, the plans and projects we conceive that we become immune to the glory of creation.
We barely notice the cloud passing over the moon or the dewdrops clinging to the rose leaves.
The ice on the pond comes and goes. The wild black-berries ripen and wither.
The blackbird nests outside our bedroom window. We don't see or hear.
We avoid the cold and the heat. . .We rake up every leaf as fast as it falls. . . .
We are so accumstomed to buying prepackaged meats and fish and fowl in supermarkets we never think and blink about the bounty of God's creatlon.
We grow complacent and lead practical lives.
We miss the experience of awe, reverence, and wonder."
~Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel